Ways of representing place

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  • 2.b Places are represented through a variety of contrasting formal and informal agencies
    • Informal representations of place
      • TV
        • Soaps represent places through the lives of local people. These programmes build up strong fictional representations of places.
      • Film
        • Offering sounds as well as sights. The lens of the camera can give wide-angled views of places perhaps showing their geographical context. It can also zoom on the detail of a place
          • TV
            • Soaps represent places through the lives of local people. These programmes build up strong fictional representations of places.
        • Films rely on their representation of place to tell their story to the viewer. Both fictional and real places play important roles in films and sometimes the two are combined.
      • Music
      • Art
      • Photography
      • Literature
      • Graffiti
      • Blogs
    • Formal and statistical representations of a place
      • Census data
        • First census in England and Wales was in 1801
        • Census completed every 10 years
        • Initially the simple counting of heads, over time the census has become increasingly more sophisticated
          • Today it includes personal information such as date of birth, gender, educational qualifications, ethnicity, religion, health, welfare, housing and employment
        • Up-to-date census data are essential elements for government planning and the allocation of resources to areas such as schools, health care facilities and housing
      • Geospatial data
        • Creates questions as to where boundaries were boundaries should be drawn. Eg. a village surround by agricultural land and looking in every part like a typical rural settlement may be inhibited by a majority of people who work, shop and spend their leisure time outside the village
          • The census may record this as rural. But do the residents think of themselves as rural dwellers? and do others see this place as rural
      • Representing rural places
        • Characteristics that distinguish rural places from urban places
          • Closely knit, supportive community where everyone knows everyone
          • More conservative and traditional in views
          • More homogenous ethnically
          • Less mobility, both spatially and socially

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